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Smithsburg, Washington, MD

Smithsburg, MD was founded in 1813 by Christopher "Stuffle" Smith. Mr. Smith purchased a plot of land formerly known as "part of Shadrack's Lot." The community's development was directly influenced by factors such as migration paths, the arrival of the railroad, and advances in agricultural technology. By 1923, much of the existing village had been erected. Smithsburg was incorporated in 1846.

Smithsburg acted as a hospital town during the American Civil War in 1862, treating wounded soldiers from nearby battles at South Mountain and Antietam.


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Smithsburg, a banking post-village of Washington co., Md., on the Western Maryland R., 9 miles E. of Hagerstown and 1/ 2 mile from the South Mountain. pop. in 1900, 462.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Smithsburg, Maryland:
Smithsburg Steam Show Grounds:

If you're into history and old machinery, this is the place to be. The Steam Show Grounds host events that showcase antique steam engines, tractors, and other vintage agricultural equipment.

Smithsburg Library:

A quiet spot to relax and maybe pick up a good book. Libraries are always a gem, and Smithsburg's is no exception.

Pen Mar Park:

Just a short drive away, Pen Mar Park is a lovely place for a picnic or a leisurely stroll. The view from the park is fantastic, offering a panoramic vista of the Appalachian Mountains.

Antietam National Battlefield:

A bit outside Smithsburg, but worth the visit. Explore the historic site where the Battle of Antietam took place during the Civil War. The Visitor Center provides a comprehensive overview of the battle.

South Mountain State Battlefield:

Another spot for history buffs. This battlefield offers hiking trails and interpretive signs that explain the events that occurred during the... Read MORE...

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